Indiana’s unemployment rate fell for the second straight month in October, to 8 percent. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says that the rate decreased from 8.2 percent in September and 8.3 percent in August. The rate was 9.1 percent in October 2011. The state added almost 8,000 private-sector jobs in October, marking the largest monthly gain since May. The October rate was higher than the national rate of 7.9 percent, but lower than all neighboring states except for Ohio, which saw unemployment fall to 6.9 percent. Indiana’s jobless rate has been at 8 percent or above in all but two months since December 2008. A total of 234,740 people sought unemployment benefits, down from a revised 237,319 in September.
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